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  1. Gao, S.; Xia, F.; Li, B.; Abdul Razak, I.; Liu, Y.; Lu, K.; Brown, D.; Wang, R. and Cheng, Y.* “Synergistics of Fe3C and Fe on Mesoporous Fe–N–C Sulfur Host for Nearly Complete and Fast Lithium Polysulfide Conversion” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, In press (Link)
  2. Wang, Z.; Lu, K.; Xia, F.; Dahunsi, O.; Gao, S.; Li, B.; Wang, R.; Lu, S.; Qin, W.; Cheng, Y.; Wu, X. “Sodiated NaxSnSb nanoparticles embedded in N-doped graphene sponges direct uniform Na nucleation and smooth plating for high efficiency Na metal batteries” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2021, 9, 6123 (Link)
  3. Xie, X.; He, C.; Li, B.; He, Y.; Cullen, D.; Wegener, E.; Kropf, A.; Martinez, U.; Cheng, Y.; Engelhard, M.; Bowden, M.; Song, M.; Lemmon, T.; Li, X.; Nie, Z.; Liu, J.; Myers, D.; Zelenay, P.; Wang, G.; Wu, G.; Ramani, V.; Shao, Y.; “Performance enhancement and degradation mechanism identification of a single atom Co-N-C catalyst for proton exchange membrane fuel cells” Nature Catalysis, 2020, 3, 1044 (Link)
  4. Lu, K.; Li, B.; Zhan, X.; Xia, F.; Dahunsi, O.; Gao, S.; Reed, D.; Sprenkle, V.; Li, G. and Cheng, Y.* “Elastic NaxMoS2-Carbon-BASE Triple Interface Direct Robust Solid–Solid Interface for All-Solid-State Na–S Batteries” Nano Letters, 2020, 9, 6837-6844 (Link)
  5. Zhang, H.; Lu, K.; Li, B.; Liu, Y.; Su. Y.; Wang, R. and Cheng, Y.* “Microfluidic, One-batch Synthesis of Pd Nanocrystals on N-doped Carbon in Surfactant-free Deep Eutectic Solvents for Formic Acid Electrochemical Oxidation” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, 12, 42704-42710 (Link)
  6. Lu, K.; Xu. H.; He, H.; Gao, S.; Li, X.; Zheng, C.; Xu, T. * and Cheng, Y.* “Modulating reactivity and stability of metallic Li via atomic doping” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2020, 8, 10363-10369 (Link)
  7. Lu, K.; Liu, Y.; Lin, F.; Cordova, I.; Gao, S.; Li, B.; Peng, B.; Xu, H.; Kaelin, J.; Coliz, D. (NIU undergraduate); Wang, C.; Shao, Y. and Cheng, Y.* “LixNiO/Ni Heterostructure with Strong Basic Lattice Oxygen Enables Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution with Pt-like Activity” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, 142, 29, 12613-12619 (Link)
  8. Lu, K.; Liu, Y.; Chen, J.; Zhang, Z.; Cheng, Y.* “Redox Catalytic and Quasi-Solid Sulfur Conversion for High Capacity Lean Lithium Sulfur Batteries” ACS Nano , 2019, 13, 12, 14540-14548 (Link)
  9. Lu, K.; Gao, S.; Li, G.; Kaelin, J. (NIU undergrad.); Zhang, Z.; Cheng, Y.*” Regulating Interfacial Na-ion Flux via Artificial Layers with Fast Ionic Conductivity for Stable and High-rate Na Metal Batteries” ACS Materials Letters , 2019, 1, 3, 303-309 (Link)
  10. Jia, X.; Wu, J.; Lu, K.; Li, Y.; Qiao, X.; Kaelin, J. (NIU undergrad.); Lu, S.*; Cheng, Y.*.;Wu, X and Qin, W.* “Organic-Inorganic Hybrids of Fe-Co Polyphenolic Networks Wrapped Fe3O4 Nanocatalysts for Significantly Enhanced Oxygen Evolution” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019,7,14302 (Link)
  11. Li, P.; Li, Y.; Zhang, X.; Chen, J.; Cheng, Y.; Li, Y.; Ma, Y. and Liu, J. “Diameter dependent doping in horizontally aligned high-density N-doped SWNT arrays” Nano Research, 2019, 12, 1845-1850 (Link)
  12. Lu, S.*; Wang, Z.; Yan, H.; Wang, R.; Lu, K.; Cheng, Y.*.;Qin, W.; and Wu, X.* “High rate and cycling stable Li metal anodes enabled with aluminum-zinc oxides modified copper foam” Journal of Energy Chemistry, 2019, 41, 87-92 (Link)
  13. Wang, Z.; Lu, S.*; Lu, K.; Li, Y.; Wang, R.; Cheng, Y.*.;Qin, W.; and Wu, X.* “Stable high capacity cycling of Li metal via directed and confined Li growth with robust composite sponge” Journal of Power Sources, 2019, 428, 1-7 (Link)
  14. Lu, K.; Gao, S.; Dick, R. (undergraduate); Satter, Z. (highschool student) and Cheng, Y.* “A fast and stable Li metal anode incorporating an Mo6S8 artificial interphase with super Li-ion conductivity” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7, 6038 (Link)
  15. Gong, J.; Li, X.; Guo, P.; Zhang, L.; Huang, W.; Lu, K.;Cheng, Y.; Schaller, R.D.; Marks, T. and Xu, T.* “Energy-Distinguishable Bipolar UV Photoelectron Injection from LiCl-Promoted FAPbCl3 Perovskite Nanorods” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7, 13043-13049 (Link)
  16. Lu, K.; Zhang, H.; Gao, S.; Ma, H.;* Chen, J. and Cheng, Y.* “Manipulating Polysulfide Conversion with Strongly Coupled Fe3O4 and Nitrogen Doped Carbon for Stable and High Capacity Lithium-Sulfur Batteries” Advanced Functional Materials, 2018, 1807309 (Link)
  17. Lu, K.; Zhang, H.; Gao, S.; Cheng, Y.;* and Ma, H.* “High Rate and Stable Symmetric Potassium ion Batteries Fabricated with Flexible Electrodes and Solid-state Electrolytes” Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 20754 (Link)
  18. Cheng, Y.; Tao, J.; Zhu, G.; Soltis, J. A.; Legg, B.; Nakouzi, E.; De Yoreo, J.; Sushko, M.; and Liu, J. “Near Surface Nucleation and Particle Mediated Growth of Colloidal Au Nanocrystals”  Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 11907 (Link)

    Prior to NIU

  19. Li, Y.; An, Q.; Cheng, Y.; Liang, Y.; Ren, Y.; Sun, C.; Dong, H.; Tang, Z.; Li, G. and Yao, Y. “A High-Voltage Rechargeable Magnesium-Sodium Hybrid Battery” Nano Energy, 2017, 34, 188. (Link)
  20. Li, W.; Nie, L.; Cheng, Y.; Kovarik, L.; Liu, J. and Wang, Y. “Surface enrichment of Pt in stable Pt-Ir nano-alloy particles on MgAl2O4 spinel in oxidizing atmosphere” Catalysis Communications, 2017, 93, 57. (Link)
  21. Li, W.; Kovarik, L.; Cheng, Y.; Nie, L.; Bowden, M.; Liu, J.; Wang, Y. “Stabilization and Transformation of Pt Nanocrystals Supported on ZnAl2O4 Spinel” RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 3282. (Link)
  22. Cheng, Y.; Chang, H. J.; Dong, H.; Choi, D.; Sprenkle, V.; Liu, J.; Yao, Y.; and Li, G. “Rechargeable Mg-Li Batteries: Status and Challenges” Journal of Materials Research, 2016, 31, 3125-3141. (Link)
  23. Cheng, Y.; Luo, L.; Zhong, L.; Chen, J. Li, B.; Wang, W.; Mao, S.; Wang, C.; Sprenkle, V.; Li, G. and Liu, J. “Highly Reversible Zinc-ion Intercalation into Chevrel Phase Mo6S8 Nanocubes and Applications for Advanced Zinc ion Batteries”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 13673-13677. (Link)
  24. Duan, B.; Yang, J.; Salvador, J. R.; He, Y.; Zhao, B.; Wang, S.; Wei, P.; Ohuchi, F. S.; Zhang, W.; Hermann, R. P.; Gourdon, O.; Mao, S.; Cheng, Y.; Wang, C.; Liu, J.; Zhai, P.; Tang, X.; Zhang, Q. and Yang, J. “Electronegative Guests in CoSb3Energy & Environmental Science, 2016, 9, 2090-2098. (Link)
  25. Cheng, Y.; Choi, D.; Han, K.; Mueller, K.; Zhang, J.; Sprenkle, V.; Liu, J. and Li, G. “Toward the Design of High Voltage Hybrid Magnesium-Lithium Batteries” Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 5379-5382. (Link)
  26. Cheng, Y.; Shao, Y.; Ruju, V.; Ji, X.; Mehdi, L.; Han, K.; Engelhard, M.; Li, G.; Browning, N.; Mueller, K. and Liu, J. “Molecular Storage of Mg ions with Vanadium Oxide Nanoclusters” Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26, 3446-3453. (Link)
  27. Pan, H.; Shao, Y.; Yan, P.; Cheng, Y.; Han, K.; Nie, Z.; Wang, C.; Yang, J.; Li, X.; Bhattacharya, P.; Mueller, K. and Liu, J. “Highly Reversible Aqueous Zn/MnO2 Energy Storage Systems from Chemical Conversion Reactions” Nature Energy, 2016, 1, 16039. (Link)
  28. Shao, Y.; Cheng, Y.; Duan, W; Wang, W.; Lin, Y.; Wang, Y. and Liu, J. “Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells and Redox Flow Batteries: a Selected Review” ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 7288-7298. (Link)
  29. Cheng, Y.; Shao, Y.; Parent, L.; Sushko, M.; Li, G.; Sushko, P.; Browning, N.; Wang, C. and Liu, J. “Interface Promoted Reversible Mg Insertion in Nanostructured Tin-Antimony Alloys” Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 6598-6605. (Link)
  30. Cheng, Y.; Stolley, R.; Han, K. S.; Shao, Y.; Arey, B.; Washton, N.; Mueller, K. T.; Helm, M.; Sprenkle, V.; Liu, J. and Li, G. “Highly Active Electrolytes for Rechargeable Mg batteries Based on [Mg2(μ-Cl)2]2+ Cation Complex in Dimethoxyethane” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17, 13307-13314. (Link)
  31. Parent, L.; Cheng, Y.; Sushko, P.; Shao, Y.; Liu, J.; Wang, C. and Browning, N. “ Realizing the Full Potential of Insertion Anodes for Mg-ion Batteries Through the Nano-Structuring of Sn” Nano Letters, 2015, 15, 1177-1182. (Link)
  32. Cheng, Y.; Parent, L.; Shao, Y.; Wang, C.; Sprenkle, V.; Li, G. and Liu, J. “Facile Synthesis of Chevrel Phase Nanocubes and Their Applications for Multivalent Energy Storage” Chemistry of Materials, 2014, 26, 4904-4907. (Link)
  33. Cheng, Y.; Shao, Y.; Zhang, J.; Sprenkle, V.; Liu, J. and Li, G. “High Performance Batteries based on Hybrid Magnesium and Lithium Chemistry” Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 9644-9646. (Link)
  34. Cheng, Y.; Liu, T.; Shao, Y.; Engelhard, M.; Liu, J. and Li, G. “Electrochemically Stable Cathode Current Collectors for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 2473-2477. (Link)
  35. Shao, Y.; Gu, M.; Li, X.; Nie, Z.; Zuo, P.; Li, G.; Liu, T.; Xiao, J.; Cheng, Y.; Wang, C.; Zhang, J. and Liu, J. “Highly Reversible Mg Insertion in Nanostructured Bi for Mg Ion Batteries” Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 255-260. (Link)
  36. Zhang, T.; Kim, C.; Cheng, Y.; Ma, Y.; Zhang, H. and Liu, J. “Making Commercial Carbon Fiber Cloth Having Comparable Capacitances to Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene in Supercapacitors through a “Top-Down” Approach” Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 3285. (Link)
  37. Lee, G.; Cheng, Y.; Varanasi, C. and Liu, J. “Influence of the Nickel Oxide Nanostructure Morphology on the Effectiveness of Reduced Graphene Oxide Coating in Supercapacitor Electrodes” Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2014, 118, 2281-2286. (Link)
  38. Wang, A.; Cheng, Y.; Zhang, H.; Hou, Y.; Wang, Y. and Liu, J. “Effect of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Conducting Polymer on Capacitance of Mesoporous Carbon Electrodes” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2014, 14, 7015-7021. (Link)
  39. Cheng, Y.; Zhang, H.; Varanasi, C. and Liu, J. “Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts based on Winged Carbon Nanotubes” Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 3195. (Link)
  40. Cheng, Y. and Liu, J. “Carbon Nanomaterials for Flexible Energy Storage” Material Research Letters, 2013, 1, 175-192. (Link)
  41. Cheng, Y.; Zhang, H.; Varanasi, C. and Liu, J. “Improving the Performance of Cobalt-Nickel Hydroxide-based Self-Supporting Electrodes for Supercapacitors Using Accumulative Approaches” Energy & Environmental Science, 2013, 6, 3314-3321. (Link)
  42. Cheng, Y.; Zhang, H.; Lu, S.; Varanasi, C. and Liu, J. “Flexible Asymmetric Supercapacitors with High Energy and High Power Density in Aqueous Electrolytes” Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 1067-1973. (Link)
  43. Lu, S.; Cheng, Y.; Wu, X. and Liu, J. “Significantly Improved Long-cycle Stability in High rate Li-S Batteries Enabled by Coaxial Graphene-Wrapping over Sulfur-Coated Carbon Nanofibers” Nano Letters, 2013, 13(6), 2485-2489. (Link)
  44. Aruguete, D.; Kim, B.; Hochella, M.; Ma, Y.; Cheng, Y.; Hoegh, A.; Liu, J. and Pruden A. “Antimicrobial nanotechnology: its potential for the effective management of microbial drug resistance and implications for research needs in microbial nanotoxicology” Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2013, 15, 93-102. (Link)
  45. Sun, X.; Wang, Z.; Zhai, S.; Cheng, Y.; Liu, J. and Liu, B. “In Vitro Cytotoxicity of Silver Nanoparticles in Primary Rat Hepatic Stellate Cells” Molecular Medicine Reports 2013, 8, 1365-1372. (Link)
  46. Li, B.; Cheng, Y.; Liu, J.; Yi, C.; Brown, A.; Yuan, H.; Vo-Dinh, T.; Fisher, M. and Warren, W. “Direct Optical Imaging of Graphene In Vitro by Nonlinear Femtosecond Laser Spectral Reshaping” Nano Letters, 2012, 12(11), 5936-5940. (Link)
  47. Lin, S.; Huang, R.; Cheng, Y.; Liu, J.; Lau, B. and Wiesner, M. “Silver Nanoparticle-Alginate Composite Beads for Point-of-Use Drinking Water Disinfection” Water Research, 2013, 12, 3959-3965. (Link)
  48. Cheng, Y.; Lu, S.; Zhang, H.; Varanasi, C. and Liu, J. “Synergistic Effects from Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes Enable Flexible and Robust Electrodes for High-Performance Supercapacitors” Nano Letters, 2012, 12(8), 4206-4211. (Link)
  49. Yang, S.; Cai, Y.; Cheng, Y.; Varanasi, C. and Liu, J. “Monolithic co-Aerogels of Carbon/Titanium Dioxide as Three Dimensional Nanostructured Electrodes for Energy Storage” Journal of Power Sources, 2012, 218, 140-147. (Link)
  50. Cheng, Y.; Zhang, H.; Cordova, I. and Liu, J. “Comparing Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes as Nanoscale Current Collectors in MnO2-based Supercapacitors” Journal of Nano Energy and Power Research 2013, 2(1), 41-47. (Link)
  51. Lin, S.; Cheng, Y., Liu, J. and Wiesner, M. “Polymeric Coatings on Silver Nanoparticles Hinder Autoaggregation but Enhance Attachment to Uncoated Surfaces” Langmuir, 2012,28(9), 4178-4186. (Link)
  52. Cho, J.; Lin, Q.; Yang, S.; Simmons, J.; Cheng, Y.; Lin, E.; Yang, J.; Foreman, J.; Everitt, H.; Yang, W.; Kim, J. and Liu, J “Sulfur-doped Zinc Oxide Nanostars: Synthesis and Simulation of Growth Mechanism” Nano Research, 2012, 5(1), 20-26. (Link)
  53. Ma, R.; Levard, C.; Marinakos, S.; Cheng, Y.; Liu, J.; Michel, F.; Brown, G. and Lowry, G. “Size-Controlled Dissolution of Organic-Coated Silver Nanoparticles” Environmental Science and Technology 2012, 46 (2), 752–759. (Link)
  54. Lin, S.; Cheng, Y.; Bobcombe, Y.; Jones, K.; Liu, J. and Wiesner, M. “Deposition of Silver Nanoparticles in Geochemically Heterogeneous Porous Media: predicting affinity from surface composition analysis” Environmental Science and Technology 2011, 45(12), 5209-5215. (Link)
  55. Cheng, Y.; Yin, L.; Lin, S.; Wiesner, M.; Bernhardt, E. and Liu, J. “Toxicity Reduction of Polymer-Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles Suspensions by Sunlight” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2011, 115, 4425-4432. (Link)
  56. Yin, L.; Cheng, Y.; Espinasse, B.; Colman, B.; Auffan, M.; Wiesner, M.; Rose, J.; Liu, J. and Bernhardt, E. “More Than the ions: The Effects of Silver Nanoparticles on Lolium Multiflorum” Environmental Science and Technology 2011, 45, 2360-2367. (Link)
  57. Hou, Y.; Cheng, Y.; Hobson, T. and Liu, J. “Design and Synthesis of Hierarchical MnO2 Nanospheres/carbon nanotubes/conducting Polymer Ternary Composite for High Performance Electrochemical Electrodes” Nano Letters, 2010, 10, 2727-2733. (Link)
  58. Feng, Y.; Ju, X.; Feng, W.; Zhang, H.; Cheng, Y.; Liu, J.; Fujii, A.; Ozaki, M. and Yoshiho, K. “Organic Solar Cells Using Few-walled Carbon Nanotubes Electrode Controlled by the Balance Between Sheet Resistance and the Transparency” Applied Physics Letters 2009, 94,123302. (Link)
  59. Liu, X.; Cui, C.; Cheng, Y.; Ma, H. and Liu, D. “Shape Control During Electrochemical Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles” International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy, and Materials, 2013, 20, 486-492. (Link)
  60. Liu, A.; Cheng, Y.; Tian, F.; Pan, W.; Huang, S.; Feng, X. and Ma, H. “A Facile Route to Synthesize Gold Prisms Up to Micrometer Scale Based on Slow Reduction Methods” Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 2011, 32, 277-282. (Link)
  61. Cheng, Y.; Qiu, C.; Ma, H.; Zhang, X. and Gu, X. “Unusual Corrosion Process of Gold Nanoplates and the Mechanism Study” Nanoscale 2010, 2, 685-688. (Link)
  62. Zhang, J.; Li, W.; Cheng, Y.; Zhang, X.; Huang, S. and Ma, H. “A Direct and Facile Synthetic Route for Micron-scale Gold Prisms and Fabrication of Gold prism Thin films on Solid Substrates” Materials Chemistry and Physics 2010, 119, 188–194. (Link)
  63. Feng, X.; Ma, H.; Huang, S.; Pan, W.; Zhang, X.; Tian, F.; Xu, C.; Cheng, Y. and Luo, J. “Aqueous-Organic Phase-Transfer of Highly Stable Gold, Silver and Platinum Nanoparticles and New Route for Fabrication of Gold Nanofilms at the Oil/Water Interface and on Solid Supports” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2006, 110, 12311-12317. (Link)